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tts - QPD Blotter for 10/23/14 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Sounds to me like an insurance scam!
GoSalukis - GREDF supports Quincy School Building Referendum - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The real question is: Who in the world is looking to GREDF for voting guidance? Yawn.
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I understand that teacher's do not have opulent salaries but the statement about throwing good money after bad is biased. From what I have heard, the schools are structurally sound. Also, the state should not have tell us what repairs have to be made as they should have been completed as necessary. Doesn't the school district have paid staff to understand the state laws for maintenance…
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Rauner doesn't have to tell voters in Cook County to vote. they'll be voting early and often anyway, heck even dead ones vote in Cook county and republicans vote for democrats when using faulty voting machines.
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Here's What Should Scare You About Ebola

1 hour, 22 minutes ago

Ebola is back. And it’s in New York City.Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who returned from Guinea on October 19, has tested positive for the disease. He’s now in a special isolation ward at Bellevue Hospital, under the care of hospital staff and advisors from local, state, and federal hea
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Craig Spencer Probably Never Thought He'd Get Ebola Himself

8 hours, 18 minutes ago

It is dismaying to learn that the two most egregious violations of voluntary self-quarantine for Ebola in the U.S. were committed by health care professionals. The first was the Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, who took care of “patient zero,” the l
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NYC's Ebola Patient Went Bowling. Why Don't Americans Just Stay Home When They're Sick?

9 hours, 31 minutes ago

On Thursday, Dr. Craig Spencer, who had recently been in Guinea treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders, tested positive for Ebola in New York
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The First Case of Ebola Has Been Diagnosed in NYC. Here's What We Know.

10 hours, 10 minutes ago

A fourth person has been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. This time it’s in New York City and the patient is a 33-year-old physician who recently returned from West Africa, where he was taking care of Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders.Here’s what we (think we) know, via media reports an
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The Award for Dumbest Tweet About the NYC Ebola Case Goes to Someone Very Close to Ted Cruz

10 hours, 27 minutes ago

On Thursday evening, after the announcement that Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, had tested positive for Ebola i
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Why Won't Elizabeth Warren Reveal Her Foreign Policy Positions?

10 hours, 45 minutes ago

On July 18, Elizabeth Warren gave a rousing speech at Netroots Nation, the annual gathering of liberal activists. She called for raising the minimum wage, strength
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America's Organ Transplant Law Is Criminally Unfair to Donors

10 hours, 45 minutes ago

From his desk at the Department of Defense, Steve Lessin spent his life serving his country, developing radar systems to help save American servicemen’s lives. But when he needed an organ transplant to save his own life, the law denied it to him.Lessin was diabetic but otherwise healthy and active
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Mubarak Nostalgia is the Winning Strategy in Egyptian Politics Right Now

10 hours, 45 minutes ago

ISMAILIA, Egypt—In 2007, Suleiman al-Hout had a problem. Local officials in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia refused to license the food-cart from which he sold kebda, or fried liver, a common Egyptian street food. At first he asked a relative who sat on Ismailia’s local council to inter
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Ben Bradlee and the Powerful Cold War Georgetown Set

10 hours, 45 minutes ago

I met Ben Bradlee in the fall of 2009, when I was researching The Georgetown Set, my forthcoming book on th
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A Holocaust Victim's Forgotten Masterpiece Is Finally in English

14 hours, 39 minutes ago

This fall Journey by Moonlight, a beloved Hungarian classic first published in 1937, will at last make its American debut. It is difficult to say whether the book is happy or sad, or both, or neither. It is above all strange, a brief reprieve from the logic according to which happiness and
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Introducing the Woman-Child: Hollywood's Latest Regression

16 hours, 28 minutes ago

Early in the equal-opportunity arrested-development comedy Laggies, three women in their late twenties gather in suburban Seattle for the bridal shower of a fourth. Framed photos convey that the quartet have been friends since childhood. One of them, however, makes it clear that she is not
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Primo Levi's Heartbreaking, Heroic Answers to the Most Common Questions He Was Asked About "Survival in Auschwitz"

17 hours, 1 minute ago

While I was in the camp the need to tell the story was so strong that I began to describe my experiences there, on the spot, in that German laboratory laden with freezing cold, the war, and vigilant eyes; and yet I knew that I would not be able under any circumstances to hold onto those haphazardly
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European Soccer Has a Racism Problem. Its Solution: Sexism.

17 hours, 27 minutes ago

When Manchester City played CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League, Europe’s most prestigious soccer club competition, the 18,600-capacity stadium was mostly empty. It was the first of three games the Russian club has to play to a closed stadium as punishment for its fans’ racist behavio
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Kay Hagan: Obama's Most Inspiring Moment Was Four Years Ago

18 hours, 22 minutes ago

If the homestretch of a campaign brings to mind the state fair—the crisp fall air, the abundance of fried foods, pigs!—then the most popular carnival game on the Midterms Mid
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Republicans Have Known All Along That Their Jobs Plan Wouldn't Work That Well

19 hours, 36 minutes ago

If you’ve read my work over the past few months, you’ve probably heard me argue that Republicans don’t have a jobs plan. I’ve
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Get Ready for Ferguson to Be Back in the News

1 day ago

The story of Michael Brown’s killing may seem like a distant memory. After dominating the news for several weeks in August, and focusing national attention on race, it gave way to the Ray Rice controversy and then Ebola—and largely fell from public view. But the saga is far from over, as the peo
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New Evidence in the Michael Brown Case Points Toward Officer Wilson's Innocence

1 day, 2 hours ago

More than two months have passed since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri—setting off confrontations between (mostly African-American) residents and (mostly white) police, and sparking a national conversation about race. But the precise circums
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Chris Christie Just Exposed His Entire Party's Deceitful Voter Suppression Plan

1 day, 10 hours ago

Every now and again a Republican state party operative or elected official will drop the ruse and admit that the purpose of state-level voter restrictions isn’t to curtail voter impersonation fraud or to cut election costs, but to keep the wrong kinds of people from voting.Usually the admission is
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Freaking Out Over Facebook's Egg Freezing Is Just Another Way to Police Women's Choices

1 day, 10 hours ago

Last week, the internet’s collective ovaries exploded when Apple joined Facebook in announcing that it would now be covering elective egg freezing as
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Oil Prices Are Dropping. Will We Turn Into Gas-Guzzling, Energy Monsters Again?

1 day, 14 hours ago

In the 1970s, years of high oil prices forced the United States to get more strategic about how it used fossil fuel. Drivers switched from Detroit-made gas-guzzlers to Japanese econo-boxes. House builders began putting more insulation in walls. Washington and a bevy of states threw taxpayer subsidie
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"If You Spit in My Face, You Would Regret It”: Excerpts From the Feisty, Humble, Marvelous Letters of Ben Bradlee

1 day, 14 hours ago

They came in tranches of four, seven, and nine—brown legal boxes, numbered sequentially and marked “Bradlee.” Courteous custodial workers wheeled them out of the elevator and through the chiming glass doors that mark the entrance to the seventh-floor executive suite of the Washington Post
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For $2,500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses

1 day, 15 hours ago

If your fan-mail to Joan Didion has been getting returned-to-sender these past few decades, then you’re in luck: You can now pay $350 on Kickstarter for the privilege of having your two-page letter read to the 79-year-old author herself. The money will go towards a
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Stop Calling Our Closest Allies Against ISIS "Terrorists"

1 day, 17 hours ago

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was formed in Ankara, Turkey, in 1978 for the purpose of achieving, through armed struggle, an independent Kurdistan. The PKK has killed civilians, bombed tourist sites, and executed deserters and dissidents; it is directly or indirectly responsible for thousands
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Why Are We So Fixated on the Crimes of the Victorians?

1 day, 17 hours ago

In Wilkie Collins’s 1868 mystery novel, The Moonstone, the otherwise respectable household steward Gabriel Betteredge finds himself gripped by a powerful—but, it seems, not altogether unpleasant—compulsion. “Do you feel an uncomfortable heat at the pit of your stomach, sir? and a na
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If This Ferguson Video Doesn't Inspire You to Vote, Nothing Will

1 day, 17 hours ago

Back in 2012, Tim O'Neil, the creative director of an advertising company called Mentality Creative, produced a hard-hitting spot called "Mitt Romney's America" for Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC. When he started following the news o
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See 'Low Down': John Hawkes Is Our Least Appreciated Master Actor

1 day, 17 hours ago

Low Down is about a child watching a grown man as he succumbs to life.  It is not a cheerful film, and while its milieu is that of the world of jazz, it does not believe in endless drum solos defying an unkind world. This is the story of a piano player (John Hawkes), brilliant but hesitant
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Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won't Ruin the Game.

1 day, 17 hours ago

Last Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill legalizing sports gambling in his state. Casinos and racetracks began preparing to take bets as soon
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The CDC's New Ebola Plan Is Better Than a Travel Ban

1 day, 18 hours ago

The Centers for Disease Control just announced new measures designed to stop international visitors from spreading Ebola in the U.S. Under the new system, anybody who has been recently to
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The Anti-'Klinghoffer' Protests Are the Best Thing That Could Happen to the Metropolitan Opera

1 day, 19 hours ago

John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer opened at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night amid angry protests. The opera is based on the real-life, 1985 hijacking of a cruise
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BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf, Writes a Politico Contributor Paid by BP

1 day, 19 hours ago

In an opinion piece published Tuesday by Politico Magazine, "No, BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," author Geoff Morrell writes that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst off-s
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The Federal Reserve Shouldn't End Its Stimulus Program Yet

2 days, 1 hour ago

At 2pm next Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will likely announce that it is ending its quantitative easing program. That may sound boring, but it’s been the Fed’s most powerful to
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The Data Favors Democrats

2 days, 10 hours ago

Much of the chatter about next month's midterm election has focused on Republican gains in the Senate, possibly enough to take control of the chamber. The chatter has even taken a t
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I Was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine 20 Years Ago. Now I'm a War Reporter There. Here's What's Changed.

2 days, 10 hours ago

KIEV, Ukraine—In the winter of 1994, President Bill Clinton arrived at Kiev's Boryspil airport to seal the deal with a reluctant President Leonid Kravchuk to hand over Ukraine’s inherited stock of Soviet nuclear warheads in exchange for security guarantees from the U.S., Great Britain, and Russi
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The GOP's Attack on Mark Warner Is One of the Most Hypocritical of This Election Season

2 days, 10 hours ago

This has not been the most enlightening or nourishing of election seasons, to put it mildly. There are few substantive themes or arguments defining the debate; campaigns have instead been consumed by
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The U.S. Is Still Violating the Anti-Torture Treaty It Signed 20 Years Ago

2 days, 14 hours ago

Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention Against Torture (CAT), but there’s not much cause for celebration. The U.S. was slow to join the
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Walter Benjamin Was My First Crush

2 days, 16 hours ago

I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher. He was my first adult crush, barely 21 and a graduate student with long hair pulled back in a ponytail and wire-rim glasses. I was twelve, a sad, little misplaced girl, with a ponytail and big, unwieldy dreams. It was t
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Good News for Late Bloomers: Early Career Success Could Lead to Early Death

2 days, 17 hours ago

“Live fast, die young” is usually associated with rappers and rock stars, but it may describe the lives of the precociously successful in diverse fields: Politicians, actors, and scholars who reach career peaks early in their lives may be at risk for premature death. In 2001, Stewart McCann, a p
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The Right-Wing Echo Chamber Extends Far Beyond Fox News

2 days, 17 hours ago

Ever wonder why conservatives don’t believe humans are causing global warming, despite widespread agreement among scientists? Or that President Obama was born in America, even though he has produced his birth certificate? One reason could be the right-wing echo chamber—the tendency of conservati
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Liberals Shouldn't Mock John Kasich's Obamacare Contradiction. They Should Celebrate It.

2 days, 19 hours ago

On Monday, the Associated Press ran a story (since updated) containing an ambiguous quote from John Kasich that created the widespread, but
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A Reporter Got This Rare Interview With Chairman Mao in 1965, Even Though China Was Entirely Closed to the West

2 days, 19 hours ago

In a rare interview which lasted about four hours, Mao Tse-tung conversed with me on topics ranging over what he himself called shan nan hai pei, or “from south of the mountains to north of the seas.” With China’s bountiful 200-million-ton 1964 grain harvest taxing winter storage capa
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My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta

2 days, 20 hours ago

When I was in my late teens, I went to the Dominican Republic, but when I think of the places that I’ve travelled in the Caribbean, it doesn’t come to mind. Because, when I visited, it was as though I stayed on an island within an island. My parents are hardly Upper East Side socialites. My dad
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The Mortgage Industry Is Strangling the Housing Market and Blaming the Government

2 days, 21 hours ago

One of the more consequential moments for the future of the U.S. economy happened off the campaign trail Monday, at a ballroom in the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. At the annual conference of the Mortgage Bankers A
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Two Reasons To Dial Back Ebola Hysteria

3 days, 1 hour ago

The news about Ebola last week was relentless, depressing, and scary. On Monday the news was reassuring and even a little hopeful, thanks to a pair of key developments.One was in Texas, whe
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Study: Putting Women in Charge Makes Companies More Successful

3 days, 8 hours ago

Gender equity has been a challenge in the corporate world for as long as there has been a corporate world. But progress towards a more gender-diverse work environment has continued throughout the years with government quotas and company-specific initiatives. And guess what? According to a groundbrea
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These Two World Leaders Are Laughing While the Planet Burns Up

3 days, 8 hours ago

Canada once had a shot at being the world's leader on climate change. Back in 2002, our northern neighbors had ratified the Kyoto Protocol, the world's first treaty that required nations to cut their emissions or face penalties. In 2005,
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I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism.

3 days, 10 hours ago

My first job in media was as a television producer. I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I’m sure were good and others of which I’m sure were not. Not long after starting the job, I asked to produce a segment with a well-known black actor whose work I had long followe
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The Problem With Brunch Isn't the Jerks. It's That It Ruins Lunch.

3 days, 10 hours ago

The further you get through life, the more forcefully you may be struck by the poignant realization of how few meals remain. Working on the basis of three a day (snacks don’t count), there are just over a thousand opportunities a year to play with. Which brings us to brunch. In a recent New Y
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America's Most Elusive Military Hero Finally Gets His Due

3 days, 12 hours ago

Military heroes acquire cultural resonance by being larger than life. They upset empires and found republics, as did George Washington. After vanquishing their foes, they become presidents, as did Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower. They succumb to enormous character flaws, as did Douglas MacArthur
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The Situation in Kobani Might Be Too Dire For Airdrops to Make a Difference

3 days, 15 hours ago

Seventeen-year-old Emran Ali’s face was swollen with cuts and bruises when he arrived at the hospital in the Turkish town of Suruc last week, about 15 km from the besieged town of Kobani. A few hours later, he took his last breath. “He bled too much,” his doctor, Mehmet Amen, said. With his cl
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This Republican Just Made the Best Obamacare Pitch of Any Politician

3 days, 15 hours ago

See if you can guess who just made this statement about Obamacare:The opposition to it was really either political or ideological. I don't think that holds water against real flesh and blood, and real improvements in people's lives.Was it Barack Obama?Nancy Pelosi?Paul Krugman?Actually, it was
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There's a Worrisome Amount of Support in Jordan for the Islamic State

3 days, 17 hours ago

According to the State Department, the American-led coalition against the Islamic State currently includes 60 states. While the war against IS is, as President Obama said last week, “an operation that involves the world,” all allies are not equal. Among Washington’s many partners, Jordan is pe
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Republicans Say Minimum Wage Hikes Hurt Job Growth. Here's What the Evidence Says.

3 days, 17 hours ago

While Republicans are blocking legislation to increase the national minimum wage, state legislatures are taking matters into their own hands. Between 2011 and June 30 of this year, more than a dozen states increased their minimum wages. This has offered economists an opportunity to examine whether t
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H.G. Wells' Interview With Stalin Helped Change the Fundamental Principles of Liberalism

3 days, 18 hours ago

I doubt that any other interview of the last ten years was more dramatic, more interesting as a clear statement of two positions or, in a sense, more absurdly grotesque than H.G. Wells’s interview with Stalin.They met in Moscow on July 23 of last year and talked through an interpreter for nearly t
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Dr. Rand Paul Should Be Held Accountable for Whipping Up a Frenzy About "Incredibly Contagious" Ebola

3 days, 19 hours ago

Whether you enjoyed your weekend or sheltered in place wearing personal protective equipment, you may have missed the news that officials are preparing to clear four dozen people who
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The Supreme Court Isn't Likely to Stop Texas' Xenophobic Voting Laws

3 days, 22 hours ago

In theory, the political equality of the polling place is supposed to be a counterweight to the inequality of wealth and power in the economy. According to the theory, anyone can vote, and anyone’s vote is worth as much as anyone else’s. But the Supreme Court, with its conservative majority, is
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In Texas, You Can Vote With a Concealed Handgun License—but not a Student ID

4 days, 1 hour ago

Texans casting a ballot on Monday, when early voting begins, will need to show one of seven forms of photo ID. A concealed handgun license is okay, but a stude
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No Author Is Too Good for Her Amazon Critics

4 days, 8 hours ago

Dear readers, the commoners have reviewed Margo Howard’s book … and Ms. Howard is not pleased.A bit of background: long-time advice columnist Howard wrote a memoir called Eat, Drink,
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What a Past Epidemic Teaches Us About Ebola

4 days, 9 hours ago

A deadly and somewhat mysterious infectious disease has invaded America in the person of a foreign traveler. The local management and the global magnitude of the epidemic are so dire that the President of the United States cuts short his political travel schedule and rushes back to the White House t
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Hey, Bill Maher: There Is No Such Thing as “Islamic Extremism”

4 days, 10 hours ago

During a recent episode of HBO's “Real Time,” host Bill Maher mocked President Obama’s insistence that the Islamic State does not represent Islam, and lambasted Islam as “the only religion that ac
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Fear of Ebola Could Make People More Likely to Vote Conservative

4 days, 12 hours ago

Nearly half of Americans admitted to pollsters that they believe they are “at risk” of contracting Ebola. The effects of the virus go beyond our collective psyche. 
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Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech

4 days, 12 hours ago

When Obama came into office, he appointed Dalia Mogahed to his advisory council on faith-based partnerships and gave her a seemingly impossible task: improve Muslim perception of the United States. In 2009, the U.S. was fighting two wars in Muslim countries, imprisoning hundreds of Arab men without
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Marilynne Robinson Is Proof That Fiction Hasn't Lost Its Faith

4 days, 12 hours ago

Marilynne Robinson is one of the great religious novelists, not only of our age, but any age. Reading her new novel Lila, one wonders how critics could worry that American fiction has lost its faith, though su
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Forcing Frats to Go Co-Ed Won't Fix Them

4 days, 12 hours ago

In October 2008, not long after the school’s Greek rush week, Trinity College student Alexander Okano dove into a shallow pool at an annual frat blow-out called Tropical, paralyzing himself from the chest-down. Two years later, Trinity student Andrew Cappello drunkenly stumbled during his frater
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How a Nixon Lawyer Fell Out of Love with Tricky Dick and Came to Tell the Real Story of Watergate

5 days, 10 hours ago

“You know,” Richard Nixon told his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, on April 9, 1973, “with regard to recording what goes on here in the room: I feel uneasy about that ... uneasy because of the fact it’s even done.” Sitting in the Oval Office, his words captured by the very machines he wa
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How Martin Scorsese Created the Modern Masculine Ideal

6 days, 12 hours ago

Do you know how Martin Scorsese came to cast Ray Liotta in Goodfellas? At the height of the controversy over The Last Temptation of Christ, the director took his film to the Venice Film Festival, and one morning, walking out of his hotel on the Lido, he saw Liotta across the lobb
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Curators as Kissingers: Can Museums Repair Diplomatic Relations?

6 days, 12 hours ago

In April 2012, just six months after Colonel Gaddafi had been killed by rebel forces in Sirte, Libya, and as fighting between rival militias continued, an exhibition of British street art opened at the Dar Al Fagi Hassan Art Gallery in Tripoli and then in Benghazi. The works of Banksy and D*Face wer
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Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?

6 days, 12 hours ago

The October 1945 edition of Wireless World magazine carried an article from a young Arthur C. Clarke called “Extra Terrestrial Relays.” It was the concept of using satellites in geostationary orbit, 35,786km high, around the Earth, to beam radio signals from one continent to another.
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Joni Ernst: Poor People Aren't Entitled to Food, Clothing, or Health Care

6 days, 16 hours ago

The unearthed recording of Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst decrying the fact that Americans are insufficiently “self-sufficient” has invited comparisons to the hidden camera fo
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War Photographers Pay Tribute to Their Colleagues

6 days, 16 hours ago

Sebastiano Tomada_Sipa PressALEPPO, SYRIA: In Aleppo, members of the Free Syrian Army find cover inside of a building during a firefight with Bashar Al Assad forces. September 25, 2012. (Photo by Sebastian
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Dear TV News: This Is How You Report on Suspected Ebola Cases

6 days, 16 hours ago

There is no Ebola outbreak in the U.S., but we're seeing a predictable media frenzy to report one anyway. After all, the virus isn't easy to catch—it requires direct contact with a symptomatic patient's bodily fluids. But there's no shortage of media speculation over suspected new cases, which is
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Should You Cut the Cord on Cable TV? Here's a Guide To Help You Decide

6 days, 18 hours ago

If you have a complicated relationship with your cable bill, then this week has been an exciting one. First, HBO made a long-awaited announcement on Wednesday that in 2015 it will start offering a stand-alone streaming service, one you could subscribe to with
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Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened.

6 days, 19 hours ago

On January 31, 1882, a partially paralyzed man living with his brother and sister-in-law in a row house in Camden, New Jersey, wrote to a friend to tell him of a recent visitor to that home. “He is a fine large handsome youngster,” the man wrote of that guest. And “he had the good sen
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The Ripple Effects of a Travel Ban Could Make The Ebola Problem Even Worse

6 days, 19 hours ago

Calls for an Ebola travel ban have gotten a lot louder. And they are not just coming from the lunatic fringe. Prominent Republican leaders, like House Speaker John Boehner, are now among those proposing t
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The New Ebola Czar Isn't a Doctor. Should We Care?

6 days, 21 hours ago

The federal government’s Ebola response now has a czar. President Obama has named Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Vice President Biden, to coordinate
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Want To Help Combat Ebola? Get a Flu Shot

6 days, 21 hours ago

On Friday morning, the Obama administration announced that it was appointing Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden, to become the Ebola “Czar” to oversee all efforts to combat the disease. This isn’t much of a surprise. After all, the president told reporters Thursda
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Ebola Hysteria Hits a New Level

1 week ago

On Thursday, the Ebola crisis took center stage before the House Energy and Commerce Committee where Dr. Thomas Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health care officials
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Everyone Is Dreaming About Ebola

1 week ago

You make hilarious, if slightly nervous, jokes about Ebola all day, but at night, your dreams betray your real feelings. Confessing the previous night’s 
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Their Fears Are Coming True: People Are Disappearing in Crimea Now That Russia's in Charge

1 week ago

The rules of Crimean Tatar hospitality decree that a host serve a guest coffee, then tea, while discussing the news. Abdureshit Dzheparov is too steeped in the ways of his people to do otherwis
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My Day at the Shooting Range with a Merry Band of Bubbies

1 week ago

When I decided I wanted to learn how to handle a gun, even if only to be able to remove the bullets, I found that most firearms classes in Los Angeles demanded too much in time and money. Except for one, called JewsCanShoot. For $125, it promised the basics in just five hours on a Thursday. Behind
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Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire

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It’s hard to think of another American writer as easefully and ubiquitously caricatured as Edgar Allan Poe. There’s Hemingway, of course, furry-chested with a rifle in one hand, a bottle in the other, some massacred beast at his feet and a phalanx of wives behind him. And there’s the
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This Riveting 1830s Temperance Map Warned Against the Dangers of “Beer Lake”

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In the archives of the American Antiquarian Society lies a strange and captivating map with an even more unlikely backstory. The map dates to 1838, though this copy was printed five years later. At first glance it looks as if it depicts a physical place, its islands and topography rendered with care
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Amazon's Elite Reviewing Club Sabotaged My Book

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I’ll bet you don’t know what the Amazon “Vine Community” is. I didn’t. I was never even aware of it until my memoir was publishe
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The Wall Street Journal Just Helped the GOP Raise a Whole Lot of Money

1 week ago

Anyone who thinks newspapers have lost all the sway of days past should consider what the Republican Party just pulled off via the nation’s largest-circulation paper.Just a few weeks ago, the conservative opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal were full of praise for Harry Reid and the
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We Should Quarantine Everyone Coming From Countries With Ebola Outbreaks

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Over the last several months, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization have done an excellent job of educating the public about Ebola. They have provided a great deal of factual information and succeeded in preventing widespread overreaction and panic in the U.S.
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What Do People in the Middle East Think About the Islamic State? These Poll Results Will Surprise You.

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How much grassroots support does the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Sham (ISIS) enjoy in key "coalition" countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or Lebanon? Until today, one could only guess at the answer. Recent news reports about the arrests of ISIS adherents in all three of these countries add urgency
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This Woman Is Traveling in a Hazmat Suit—and 4 More Absurd Ebola Overreactions

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Fox News’ Shep Smith won wide praise Wednesday for his straight-talk about sensationalistic media reports on Ebola. “We don't have an outbreak,” he said. “And the rest of this should stop, because it's not productive, and it's not worth ratings, and it's not worth politics, and we all need t
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In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius

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“I was a man who stood in symbolic relations to the art and culture of my age,” said Oscar Wilde in that curious literary document, De Profundis. “Few men hold such a position in their own lifetime, and have it so recognized.” He was wrong so far as his own lifetime was concerned, f
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Study: Hotel Housekeepers Are at Great Risk for Sexual Assault From Guests

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When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of assaulting Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who was sent to clean his hotel room, hospitality workers thought the story seemed all-too-plausible. In a New York Times op-ed, Jacob Toms
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Talking to the Director of the Year's Best Gay Bilingual Film

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This fall, Lilting, a haunting movie about grief and loss, opened in theaters across the country (and
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The Harrowing First Report From Dachau Concentration Camp, in 1934

1 week ago

The authorship of the following article must remain anonymous, for obvious reasons. The New Republic vouches for its authenticity, and for the fact that the conditions described are continuing to the present day. Indeed, reliable reports from Germany indicate that mistreatment of prisoners in co
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Republicans Want You to Be Terrified of Ebola—So You'll Vote for Them

1 week ago

The first transmission of Ebola within the United States, from Liberian visitor Thomas Eric Duncan to a Dallas nurse, marked a turning point in the political dialogue surround
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"Fangate" Wasn't Even the Dumbest Part of the Crist-Scott Debate

1 week ago

In Wednesday night’s debate at Broward College between Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, things started very weird. Crist had placed a small fan under the podium, apparently a violation of the debate rules agreed upon by the campaigns. Scott refused to come ont
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Ebola 1, Public Health System 0

1 week, 1 day ago

Ebola was the big story on Wednesday, with news breaking throughout the day. It started early in the morning, just a little after 5 a.m., when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control sent out a press releasing confirming that a second health worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital had tested positive.
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Here's How an Ebola Quarantine Would Work in America

1 week, 1 day ago

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Amber Vinson, the second Dallas health care worker with Ebola, had flown from Cleveland to Dallas on the day before she reported symptoms. Vinson apparently showed no symptoms while on the return flight to Dallas, meaning
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No, Republicans Aren't Guaranteed to Win the Senate. Here's Why.

1 week, 1 day ago

On Monday, the Libertarian candidate for Senate in Iowa, Doug Butzier, died in a plane crash. Butzier, an emergency room physician, was polling at only 2
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Is the Media Obsession With Celebrity Penises the Final Wave of Feminism?

1 week, 1 day ago

Hillary Kelly: I have to be honest. When I see a link asking me to click through and check out the definitely-not-a-cell-phone that Jon Hamm is carrying in his pocket, I
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@ToDisparage @SharylAttkisson Perhaps I didn't like it when the previous administration did it either.
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@daverichard I cut him today.
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RT @SharylAttkisson: WHAT'S THE BIG SECRET?Why did Pres. Obama use executive privilege to withhold my Fast & Furious Freedom of Info docs? …
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